August 22nd, 2018 by Michael Rink
SolarWinds Releases Server Configuration Monitor
On August 21 SolarWinds introduced their Server Configuration Monitor (SCM). At the same time, they also announced a wave of updates to their other services including their Server & Application Monitor (SAM), Virtualization Manager (VMAN), and Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). SolarWinds will publicly demonstrate its updated systems management portfolio for the first time at VMworld 2018 US in Las Vegas, Nevada, booth 2301.
The SolarWinds SCM is built on their Orion platform. It is designed to provide visibility into configuration changes on Windows servers and applications that have taken place over time, helping technology professionals correlate configuration changes to performance. If it accurately reports changes caused by software updates it would certainly have saved me a headache or two. SolarWinds claims SCM can be used to quickly detect changes on a node, provide customizable reporting, alerting, and performance correlation. It is integrated with their existing PerfStack dashboard.
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) update 6.7comes 3 months after we coveredtheir release of 6.6. Once a quarter is a very respectable update frequency. 6.7 includes container monitoring for Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos.
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is being updated to 8.3. It offers customers vSAN storage support. Through the update, users can view and monitor VMware software-defined storage (vSAN) alongside virtualization performance, from the same console. Customers can also use recommendations to help take the guesswork out of optimization, as well as model capacity planning scenarios for today and tomorrow’s workloads. Integration with the Orion Platform can deliver deeper virtualization insights, broader infrastructure reporting, informative alerting, cross-stack performance data and metrics, and improved virtualization management.
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) update to 6.7 comes 3 months after we coveredtheir release of 6.6. This latest version adds support for several Huawei and Dell devices.